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Gowanus Canal

Brooklyn, NY
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Ranked #89 of 114 attractions in Brooklyn
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- Jul 5, 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews 203 reviews
109 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I'd seen this canal when going to Gowanus and Carroll Gardens. Overall it is like Newtown Creek on the Brooklyn/Queens border, it is in a very industrial area with lots of traffic and an unimpressive housing stock nearby. Overall, I'd tell people not to make a special trip here if they are looking to see Brooklyn as they will see... More

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Hebron, lsrael
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105 reviews 105 reviews
105 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Gowanus Canal, once known as Gowanus Creek - more recently as "Lavender Lake" for the fetid fragrance arising from the water - is today not nearly as polluted as it once was. At the Carroll Street Bridge (1889) the view is downright pretty & pastoral. Another interesting one is the combined bridge & subway station at 9th Street (Smith-9th... More

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Englishtown, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Traffic, traffic, traffic...... The area is well kept (if you can get to it). Plan plenty of extra time if you are headed in this direction. Construction abounds everywhere...

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